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Old 10-27-2003, 01:34 PM   #1
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Small problem installing GTK2 from source


Okay I'm running Mandrake 9.1 and trying to install GTK from source. To install it I first need to install the newest versions of Pango, ATK and GLIB. So to install ATK I have to install GLIB (this should simplify the process for anyone who can help me. I install GLIB (./configure ; make ; make install) everything goes great. So I think to myself "YAY! I'm on my way". But no. When then running ./configure to install ATK it says it can't find GLIB. I'm lost what do I do?

Thanks, Gabe

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Old 10-27-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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You need to install GLIB....and then you're in something that strongly resembles a downward spiral. I suggest you try to grab Mandrake's RPM package for it instead, or is there any special reason you're building from source?

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Old 10-27-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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It was to install the newest version of XChat irc client. I just looked at the Mandrake FTP mirror and found a GTK2 rpm. An older version was presented with Mandrake 9.1. I guess I'll get that though I will not give up trying to install from source. It would be rediculous to let Mandrakesoft to limit me to just 1 means of install. It will become an obsession I think.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:48 PM   #4
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LOL! Well perhaps Linux From Scratch would be something that would suit you well?

Anyway, you should have no problems building xchat from source if you have gtk+ 2.0 or 2.2 and the corresponding development libraries installed.
If you're running MDK 9.1 it looks like it should be these:

libgtk+2.0_0-2.2.1-2mdk.i586.rpm
libgtk+2.0_0-devel-2.2.1-2mdk.i586.rpm

...and also glib:

libglib2.0_0-2.2.1-1mdk.i586.rpm
libglib2.0_0-devel-2.2.1-1mdk.i586.rpm

Doesn't Mandrake come with a package manager where you can just chose what package to install and dependency packages are installed automatically? That should help.

Håkan
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:05 PM   #5
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Yeah maybe I should take the time to do a scratch install. Someone did suggest ./configure --prefix=/usr which apparently works so I'll try that next. I do beleive that soon I'll install Debian maybe though. Problem with RPM's is that Mandrake doesn't always have THE newest version of the software I want. So source is the way I really want to go for now as much as possible while I'm still using Mandrake.

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Old 10-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #6
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Woohoo! I finally got it installed thanks to the information provided in a thread about the exactly the same thing that I was lucky to run across
Works great, newest version of GTK, Glib, ATK, Pango and with that XChat are now installed. Yay! Now if only linuxquestions gave me the option to delete my thread, it's just eating up server space now.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 12:37 PM   #7
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Well...if it was deleted nobody could run across it when they were searching for the solution to something. It's not like a support telephone call where only the one making the call gets help.

Håkan
 
Old 11-23-2003, 02:28 PM   #8
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Hmmmm, had I been thinking I would have realized that
 
  


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